prescription drug overdose

Pharmacist Jarrett Bauder checks on a prescription for a patient in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation’s rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions. A second report released […]


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CA medical board combats prescription overdoses

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The state Medical Board is asking for the public’s help as it combats reckless prescribing by doctors.



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